Showcase event of BVA Blind Hockey Weekend nestled in the midst NHL’s Hockey Is For Everyone month, Try Blind Hockey DC is gonna be bigger and better than ever! Bring the family and enjoy a historic matchup as top blind athletes from USA and Canada converge in the Capitol.
The Blinded Veterans Association, US Association of Blind Athletes, USA Hockey, and US Figure Skating’s Learn to Skate are teaming up to bring you a very special program at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Saturday, February 3rd. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the fast-growing Parasport sport of Blind Hockey, and cheer on members of Canada and USA Hockey’s emerging Blind Hockey programs as they play an exciting BVA Blind Hockey Weekend Championship Match!
It’s also the perfect opportunity for adults and children of all ages who are blind or partially sighted in the region to come try skating as well as the sport of Blind Hockey. The event will consist of a learn-to-skate introduction, a Try Blind Hockey session, and then a full-ice demonstration game where actual blind hockey players hit the ice and show you what Blind Hockey is all about.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE SKATE
If you are blind or partially sighted of any age at all you are welcome to join us on the ice for the try skating and Blind Hockey session. No experience is necessary and the event is free. Whether you are skating for the very first time or you are already a potential Blind Hockey superstar, there will be fun and safe programming provided for everyone.
Kettler Capitals Iceplex, and the event organizers will provide skates, helmets, and protective equipment as well as volunteer skating mentors to assist with instruction and or guiding on ice. To register for the learn-to-skate and try Blind Hockey program, please fill out the online form here: http://washingtonelite.com/?page_id=1026
BRING THE FAMILY & COME WATCH THE GAME
After you’ve had your chance to come for a skate and try Blind Hockey, make sure to plan to stick around and experience the full-ice BVA Blind Hockey Weekend Championship Match between the top VI athletes from USA and Canada.
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Blind skaters arrive, PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 7:45 PM
8:00 PM – 8:20 PM – Brief off-ice instruction, history of sports & skating fundamentals
8:20 9M – 9:00 PM – All skaters receive skates, put on equipment
9:00 PM – 9:20 PM – On ice Learn to Skate session
9:20 PM – 9:40 PM – Try blind hockey, Drills and Instruction
9:40 PM – 10:30 PM – Blind Hockey Exhibition game
10:30 PM – Remove & equipment, network with other low vision athletes and eat pizza
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/138731303442604/